About The Project - Project Team : Madeline Davis

About The Project | PROJECT TEAM


Below is a collection of community members and participants that made this project possible. Click on each photo thumbnail to learn more about each person.

  • Amy Acko
  • Sam Acko
  • Robin Acko
  • Starr Acko
  • Eddie Apsassin
  • Mark Apsassin
  • May Apsassin
  • Johnny Askoty
  • Billy Attachie
  • Chief Gerry Attachie
  • Margaret Attachie
  • Tommy Attachie
  • Peter Biella
  • Brittany Brinkworth
  • Charmayne Brinkworth
  • Chief Kelvin Davis
  • Madeline Davis
  • Rosie Field
  • Kate Hennessy
  • Verena Hofmann
  • Julia Miller
  • Margie Miller
  • Patrick Moore
  • Chief Gary Oker
  • Madeleine Oker
  • Amber Ridington
  • Jillian Ridington
  • Robin Ridington

Madeline Davis
Elder, Oral Historian

Madeline Davis
Madeline Davis, Doig River, 2005. Catalog # DZVMCDVstill-7-19-05-2of2

With our old people, old time, what they'd saying we, we do. They teach us those, a lot of things - Make dry meat, make hide, and sewing and stuff like that.

(Madeline Davis, 2005)

Madeline Davis is the daughter of Chief (Tagea) Succona and his second wife, Helen Appaw. Madeline was born at Doig and was raised there as well as out on the land with her family as they traveled seasonally to hunt and trap. Her mother died when she was two years old and her father, along with her grandmother, Nancy Apsassin and Mrs. Jack Acko raised her and taught her the traditional Dane-zaa way of living.

Madeline married Pat Davis and they had six children before he died in 1968. Madeline continues to be a strong mother and teacher to her family and others within the Doig River community. Her son, Kelvin, has followed in his grandfather's footsteps and is the current Chief of the Doig River First Nation.